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Re-running a workflow

You can re-run an instance of a workflow up to 30 days after the initial run.

People with write permissions to a repository can re-run workflows in the repository.

GitHub Actions is available with GitHub Free, GitHub Pro, GitHub Free for organizations, GitHub Team, GitHub Enterprise Cloud, GitHub Enterprise Server, and GitHub AE. GitHub Actions is not available for private repositories owned by accounts using legacy per-repository plans.

Note: GitHub Actions was available for GitHub Enterprise Server 2.22 as a limited beta. The beta has ended. GitHub Actions is now generally available in GitHub Enterprise Server 3.0 or later. For more information, see the GitHub Enterprise Server 3.0 release notes.


Note: GitHub-hosted runners are not currently supported on GitHub Enterprise Server. You can see more information about planned future support on the GitHub public roadmap.

Re-running a workflow uses the same GITHUB_SHA (commit SHA) and GITHUB_REF (Git ref) of the original event that triggered the workflow run. You can re-run a workflow up to 30 days after the initial run.

  1. On GitHub Enterprise Server, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. Under your repository name, click Actions. Actions tab in the main repository navigation
  3. In the left sidebar, click the workflow you want to see. Workflow list in left sidebar
  4. From the list of workflow runs, click the name of the run you want to see. Name of workflow run
  5. In the upper-right corner of the workflow, use the Re-run jobs drop-down menu, and select Re-run all jobs.Re-run checks drop-down menu

To learn more about GitHub CLI, see "About GitHub CLI."

To re-run a failed workflow run, use the run rerun subcommand. Replace run-id with the ID of the failed run that you want to re-run. If you don't specify a run-id, GitHub CLI returns an interactive menu for you to choose a recent failed run.

gh run rerun run-id

To view the progress of the workflow run, use the run watch subcommand and select the run from the interactive list.

gh run watch